I told you before that my mother has some serious crafting talent, and I wasn’t kidding. Now, I had someone put me in the Christmas mood by telling me that they were sending some polishes to me as a gift that I’ve been SERIOUSLY lemming (for all you non-nail folk, that means, pining over, lusting for… or otherwise known as WANTING, BADLY)… just because she wanted them to be appreciated. So, I decided to continue with my Christmas spirit by pulling out one of my favorite ornaments that my mother made (she made more than I can count on two hands, but I have six, all different styles) and do a nail design from it. I’ll feature the other ones another time, but this one is my favorite. It’s on a matte ball, which made for a cool nail art design.
All I Want for Christmas, is Nail polish….
For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat, two coats of Essie’s A-List, and two coats of China Glaze’s Matte Magic as a base. Then I used OPI’s Golden Rules as the moon freehanded in, Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud for the white, Claire’s Kelly Green for the Green, and Claire’s Red Velvet for the bottom red tassel bead.
I just want to say this though, if this looks too busy for your or too time consuming, I LOVED the look after I did the moon and lined it with white dots, it would be a great place to stop if you’re looking for a fall/winter manicure that is out of the ordinary, and I wish I had taken a picture for you.
I just did a mini haul of Claire’s for the lovely lady whose sending me my lemmings, and I picked up Kelly Green for myself- and I’m SO glad I did. I’ve been in desperate need of a forest green creme and it fits the bill as ordered. It was super easy to apply as dots and has dried well, even with no top coat.
Essie’s A-List is a cherry red jelly that would be a wonderful addition to any red-lovers collection. I used two coats and had complete opacity with the matte on top, but before I put the matte on, it made my nails look like stain glass because you could see through my tips so well. I’ll be interested to see if it stains, but I’ve had good luck with my reds and I hope it doesn’t stop here. Also, as an aside; the Milani Neon Fresh Teal I used yesterday stained SO badly, it took me over an hour to remove that manicure. I had to toothpaste the heck out of my nails and I still had staining- it was mostly under the nail where the growth starts out of the quick. But it was worth it.
Here’s my mom’s great ornament and my inspiration:
Is she talented or what? All hand made.